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As well as how literacy and literacy are in a vibrant alliance. Mainly literature - novel and shortshts - but also poesy, biographies, books concerning literature, book about text. When you' re typing, you're interpreting a series of words," says Annie Dillard at the beginning of The Work. Authors are usually read by, and often are not.
Read like a writer: a leader for those who loved literature and for those who wanted to do it. This is my kind of book. Thus, Howards End on the Landing, by Susan Hill, is a collection of essay about literature and literacy in her lifetime. It is not how to do something, not a good read or a good typing instruction, more a way to talk about it.
Ten words every book lover should know
Bibliophile', a word first printed in 1824, after the Oxford English Dictionary, is the word for a book aficionado. As an alternative, there is the word "bookworm", which comes from an older family tree: it first appeared in 1580. An other word for such a character, who can be heard about a book, film, political or anything else at the next desk in a bar or café, is morsoph.
This word comes from the essayist Rabelais, whereby the "moro-" comes from the Greek word "boring" or "stupid" and the "-soph" from the Greek for "wise". As well as being an eager readership, if you are one of those who cannot get out of the home without a book hidden in your purse or purse, you may be interested to know that the Scots author and author Sir Walter Scott used the term BOOK-BOSOMED to describe someone who always wears a book.
When you have finished reading this far, you are probably an insatiable readership, someone who could be called a BIBLIOPHAGIST - quite literally a book-lover. I' ll give you my own proposal, Biblioscia - the act of scenting a book, above all as a possibility to get a "fix" from the flavour of old volumes.